Right, which three words instantly spring to mind when you think of a makeup look appropriate for a Christmas party? I'd have to go with; red lips, big lashes, and glowing glittery skin... obviously not channelling the year six disco kinda glittery though, gone are the days of trying to pull the lad in the flame t-shirt, whose sliding on his knees. Such a heartthrob.
Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Monday, 5 December 2016
Friday, 25 November 2016
You know that Christmas is fast approaching when the Terry's chocolate orange comes out of hiding and decides to make an appearance- although, having said that, the little ball of happiness doesn't stick around for long in my house... I'm greedy, and can demolish an entire choc orange in five minutes flat, I'm a huge chocoholic, what can I say?!
Monday, 21 November 2016
Friday, 18 November 2016
Nothing screams Christmas quite like numerous mugs of hot chocolate, do you agree? Now, wait for this, this is the exciting part; if you were to chuck a couple of candy canes into the mix, you've got what could be considered a festive overload- the inner Elf in me just can't handle it.
Only well, said hot chocolate isn't hot chocolate of the usual kind. Nope, they're cupcakes- can life get any better?... Well I'll let you lot be the judges of that after you've had a browse of the recipe...
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Why is that everybody's life just looks so damn perfect on Instagram? Perfect hair, perfect clothes, perfect out for brunch with the girls lifestyle. You know the kinda girl I'm talking about, right? The one who makes you feel sick to the stomach with envy every time she uploads a photo. Sigh.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
If you've been loyally following my blog for a while, then you may be aware that I suffer from a chronic illness called ME/CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). It's estimated that around 250,000 people in the UK also suffer from this debilitating illness too.
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Do I really have to state the obvious? Okay okay, I will, just incase any of you are brand spanking new followers of my blog. You might not know a thing about me besides that I love to ramble about beauty, fashion, and all things life here on Lauren's Looks, after all.
Monday, 10 October 2016
Take all of my favourite things in life and throw them together, and what do you get? Wait for it... One massive cake complete with Cadbury's chocolate fingers, and a mountain of chocolate coated strawberries on top- I mean, what else did you expect from a huge chocoholic?
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
D for Danger | 'Burgundy' lipliner
I think it's safe to say that summer has disappeared for yet another year. I mean, I would be upset about this... but how can you be when it's now acceptable to light all of the candles, drink all of the hot chocolate and wear all of the vampy lipsticks again?! I don't know about you but I'm excited about the latter anyway, so with this being said, here's the five MAC lipsticks you need to buy in time for A/W...
Monday, 3 October 2016
Shop my look:
Sunglasses: River Island
Roll neck jumper: Primark
Belt: New Look
Jacket: New Look
Boots: Miss Pap*
I adore autumn, I really do: the vivid trees, the fashion (over the knee boot season YES), oh and the most important point- the colder weather now means that it's acceptable to wrap yourself up like a cocoon in your duvet, and drink three hot chocolates laden with gooey marshmallows and cream all before 12pm strikes, because well... it's cold okay.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Nothing screams autumn quite like numerous mugs of Pumpkin Spice Latte, do you agree?
...Now, wait for this, this is the exciting part; if you were to chuck my two favourite things in life together (PSL, and cake... of course) you've got what could be considered an autumnal overload, and being as though cosy night in season, complete with candles flickering and pumpkin spice latte sipping is fast approaching, these indulgent delights make for the perfect comforting treat.
Monday, 26 September 2016
Ahhh Instagram, the world that's full to the brim of perfect selfies galore, stylish OOTD's and delicious looking brunch snaps- majority of which boast a massive 1000 likes, of course. I for one am absolutely obsessed with having a lil scroll
every now and then. Who am I kidding? I so have a nose at least every ten minutes.
Hang on a sec, my inner Mystic Meg is desperate to make an appearance... Yep, I knew it, you've just rolled your eyes and muttered the words 'not another post about bloody Instagram, she's obsessed.' Well am I right, do you really think that?
Monday, 19 September 2016
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
Dear diary... Let's have a catch up | Stamping out the invisible illness stigma, and hurtful comments
Well I don't know about you but it feels like I haven't caught up with you all for ages...In actual fact it's been so long that it almost feels like when you bump into an old friend from school and come over all giddy with excitement because eeeek, SO. MUCH. GOSSIP.
Sunday, 31 July 2016
So, if you follow me on Instagram then you may have noticed that my mum and I have recently been on holiday to Gran-Canaria, Puerto-Rico... I mean it's hard to miss really when I've been uploading rather vain bikini snaps at every possible opportunity- apologies and all that.
Thursday, 14 July 2016
Ahhh summer, my all time favourite time of the year. As a massive sun worshipper and lover of all things sand, sea and cocktails I really am in my element when June arrives and I know that it won't be long before I'm off on my jollies. Beside the cocktails and what not another reason I adore summer is the clothes and makeup you can wear, so without further ado here's a few of my beauty summer must haves, enjoy...
Tuesday, 5 July 2016
Okay, so you're most probably going to laugh out loud at this, but at the start of the year I promised that I'd transform myself into one of those ultimate babes on Insta- well, at least attempt to anyway- you know the ones, a pert round bum and chiseled abs that are flat enough to you eat your dinner from.
Monday, 4 July 2016
Monday, 20 June 2016
Dear Diary... Let's have a catch up | Chronic illness: missing out on life, tough times & frustration
Playsuit: Miss Pap
If you'd have taken me to one side at the age of thirteen and told me that my adult life was going to start out the way that it has, I wouldn't have believed you- but then again I don't think anybody envisions being trapped inside a body that doesn't quite function properly, heck, I know that I certainly didn't.
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Monday, 13 June 2016
Dear Diary... Let's have a catch up | Life with a chronic illness, the struggles you don't know about
Thanks to the power of makeup, and my rather convincing acting skills, I often feel as though I lead a completely different life to what others may imagine. There's my 'online life', which is often saturated with prosecco, tight bodycon dresses, and countless cupcake snaps- giving the impression that I lead a ladies who lunch lifestyle- and then there's my 'real life', the far less glamorous of the two, where I spent the majority of the week stuck at home looking AND feeling a state.
Monday, 6 June 2016
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Thursday, 12 May 2016
"What does it feel like to have M.E?" Is a question that I get asked all too often from a huge number of people, and if I'm being completely honest, it's an extremely hard one to answer. But, being as today is M.E awareness day I thought that I'd give answering it a go. All I ask of you for the next five minutes is to put yourself into an ME sufferers shoes- not literally, ha, you can borrow mine if you'd like to though- imagine that this is the reality of your daily life. So, brace yourself, you're just about to feel really damn awful, here goes...
Monday, 9 May 2016
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Contrary to popular belief us beauty bloggers aren't pro's at everything when it comes to makeup. In actual fact, we're just like you normal folk in the sense that there's days when our eyeliner flicks look really, really uneven, and our contour looks a bit of a muddy mess. Oh, and let me let you into a secret, we also use that famous 'right, that's it, I'm not going out' line when we can't get our lashes on in a paddy... But shhh, don't tell anyone!
Friday, 22 April 2016
I know, I know, everyone and their mother has wrote a review on Benefit's Roller Lash and They're Real mascaras but I figured one more wouldn't hurt- besides this post is more about comparing the two rather than a simple review. So today I thought I'd write a review about both and then let you know which one I prefer so you don't end up being disappointed after buying the wrong one. I mean, I don't know what you think but £19.50 is a lot to pay for a mascara so you're going to want to get it right before opening your purse and parting with your cash.
Monday, 18 April 2016
You may have noticed that for the past couple of weeks I've completely vanished from the blogging world. It's been so long since I've sat down with a cuppa and attempted to write anything remotely blog related, far too long in fact. And the reason why I know it's been way too long is because the notes section in my phone is overflowing with different blogpost ideas. I mean, come on...that never happens, or at least in my case anyway.
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
What happens when you're obsessed with both hot chocolate and cake?...Hot chocolate cupcakes, of course! Being as cosy night in season, complete with candles flickering and hot chocolate sipping is fast approaching, these indulgent delights make for the perfect comforting treat. And if that hasn't convinced you to get your Mary Berry on in the kitchen, then there's really something wrong with you...
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Monday, 8 February 2016
February; the month of sipping hot chocolate until you feel like you might explode, and lazy, unproductive days in- let's just blame the plummeting temperates and lack of day light for this one, shall we?
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Okay, I'll be honest as I rarely openly admit it: I've been feeling much worse health wise as of late, and do you want me to be even more honest? I naively thought that I'd be better by now. That ME would no longer be ruling my life, and that I'd now somehow have managed to get over it, and be living the life that I've always longed to live.
Monday, 1 February 2016
If any of you lovely lot happen to follow me on Instagram then you may be aware that it was my birthday last week... but I'm pretty certain you'll already know that as I do like to bombard IG with my birthday antics each year, sorry everyone.
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Who on earth manages to have perfect hair, perfect clothes, and an equally perfect life to match said enviable wardrobe, and princess locks? Well, onlookers may argue that the majority of bloggers manage to achieve all of those things quite easily.
Monday, 18 January 2016
I've been wanting to do one of these blogposts for ages now but I'm being serious when I say this... I've been too scared to. Yes you heard me right, I'm flipping petrified to find out how much my 'daily face' costs- chicken alert or what?! You might be thinking 'what's so scary about that?' but come on I do pile the makeup on even if I'm not really doing anything so I'm not going to be particularly shocked to find out I'm walking around with a £100+ face. The question here is will it make me reel in my makeup splurges? Erm... probably not!
Monday, 11 January 2016
I'm not about that 'new year, new me' motto every time January rolls around, nor do I make resolutions. But goals, those I am about.
Typical resolutions such as 'I'm not going to eat chocolate anymore', or 'I'm going to hit the gym five times a week as of January' aren't going to materialise in my world, let's be honest here. The all you can eat buffet at Pizza Hut, and on offer Ben & Jerry's bring too much joy to my life to pack them in.
So that's where goals come in, because those I know I can do.
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